The new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald poster teases a Comic-Con trailer that should arrive tomorrow morning during Warner Bros. Pictures' Hall H panel. Fans who are waiting to get more sneak peeks at the movie only need a little more patience until that trailer goes live.
In Fantastic Beasts 2, Professor Dumbledore (Jude Law) asks for help from former Hogwarts student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). That's because the villainous Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is on the loose and recruiting allies to start a war to enable pureblood witches and wizards ruling both the magical and non-magical world. The movie is a sequel to the 2016 hit Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and will bring back characters from that film in addition to some new faces.
The poster released for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald shows Newt and his friends front and center, surrounded by magical symbols. Trailer-Track reports that a new full-length trailer for the movie was rated by the UK's BBFC, which makes it almost sure that a new trailer will debut during the studio's Hall H presentation at SDCC on Saturday, July 21.
Many fans wondered a lot about the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts 2 because it didn't feature much of Grindelwald. Being that the movie is about hunting him and his followers down, that seemed a little weird. Some speculated that Warner Bros. is downplaying Depp's role in the movie after domestic abuse allegations arose against him. Others speculated that the film has less to do with the character than initially thought. Then there are those who believe it's because Grindelwald won't become relevant to the franchise until later movies (there are plans for five in total).
Some fans also think it's odd that Law recently admitted that he has no scenes with Depp in the new film. The Harry Potter books hinted that the two men once had a close relationship when younger, potentially a romantic one. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling also admitted that she always saw Dumbledore as gay. However, it seems that the movies plan on shying away from that, at least for now. For fans, the wait for a new trailer still feels like forever. After that, though, the wait for the movie will feel even longer. But winter will arrive before they know it, and with it comes the answers to at least some of these questions they have about Grindelwald, Dumbledore, and Newt and his fantastic creatures.
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Sources: Warner Bros, Trailer-Track
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald/Fantastic Beasts 2 (2018) release date: Nov 16, 2018